Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Bealtaine Blessing

Bless, O Great Three true and bountiful,
Myself, my family, my household,
While in our home or out in the world.

Everything within my dwelling or in my possession,
Whether needful or sentimental, living or inanimate,
From Samhain Eve to Bealtaine Eve,
With goodly progress and gentle blessing,
From boundary to boundary, in every little space,
From ground to sky, above and below.

Be the Great Three taking possession of all to me belonging,
Be the sure Three protecting me in truth;
Oh! Guide me to live with honour,
And shield my loved ones beneath your wings of strength.

Bless everything and every one,
Of this little household by my side;
Place the glory of the Three on us with the power of love,
Until we go to live with our Ancestors.

When we shall leave these four walls,
When we shall leave the shelter of this roof,
When we shall go out into the world,
May the tending of the Three follow us.

You who have been with us since the beginning,
Please listen and attend me as I honour you
Morning and evening as is becoming of me,
In your presence, beloved Gods, Spirits and Ancestors.

~an adapted prayer from The Beltane Blessing found in the Carmina Gadelica

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